An Autobiography: Chapter 24, Broadway Shows

| 8/17/2012 10:18:49 AM

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Georgianna and I have seen many shows on Broadway, but I don’t remember our first. I do remember when we saw one of the greatest musicals in Broadway history. It was November 1954, and we saw Kismet, starring the legendary Alfred Drake. I will never forget that evening. We had dinner at Mama Leone’s, where you always eat too much, and then we ran all the way to the theatre in the rain! That show won the Tony for Best Musical, and Alfred Drake received the Tony for Best Actor in a Musical.


Other memorable shows we saw through the years on Broadway include:

Porgy and Bess –We had seen several major productions of Gershwin’s folk opera, but seeing it at the majestic Radio City Music Hall in 1983 was an unbelievable experience. We were living in Connecticut, and with us were Heather, her husband and his parents.


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